Graham Martin is a third generation bookmaker with extensive international gaming experience. He founded Bonne Terre Limited, a licensed and regulated sports book in the Channel Islands which became a wholly owned subsidiary of BskyB Group PLC, operating as Sky Bet. BskyB sold an 80% stake in the business to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and members of the Sky Bet management team in 2015. This transaction valued Sky Bet at £800 million.
Mr Martin was Chairman of Probability Games Corporation, which was successfully listed on the London AIM in 2006. It was one of the world’s market leaders in mobile phone gambling services and technology providers. The group was eventually bought by GTECH.
He then founded Scotbet International Limited, a holding company for the betting businesses of Scotbet and Morrisons Bookmakers. This new group comprised the largest Scottish retail betting company. Mr Martin is recognised for his contributions to the establishment of gaming laws within a number of jurisdictions and is considered a pioneer of the online gaming and gambling industry. Mr Martin also advises or is a board member of a number of public and private gaming groups around the world.